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Musician Nick Tolle of Lowell shows fourth-grader Albenie Sperry how to play a cimbalom as his classmates look on Tuesday at Rockport Elementary School. The cimbalom is an elaborate stringed instrument of the dulcimer family used by central European Roma (Gypsies). Tolle's visit was organized by Rockport Music in part to familiarize members of the Rockport High School orchestra with the instrument in preparation for their April vacation trip to Eastern Europe. Tolle will return for a residency and concert in May.